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Public Affairs Specialist
Department Of Energy
Livermore , CA 94550
Posted 3 months ago
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* Videos * DutiesHelpDuties SummaryA successful candidate in this position will serve as the Livermore Field Office Public Affairs Specialist, responsible for managing public affairs programs and activities under the purview of the Livermore Field Office.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilitiesAs a Public Affairs Specialist, you perform the following: * Responsible for media relations, community relations, public participation, government/congressional relations, protocol, emergency management public information, and internal employee communications. * Serves as the lead interface between NNSA and the public affairs director of the Management and Operating contractor at the site. In this capacity the incumbent provides policy and guidance to contractor public affairs programs. The incumbent keeps the NNSA and DOE Headquarters Offices of Congressional and Public Affairs informed regularly on contractor operations that might result in broader public affairs activity and engages Headquarters when appropriate. * Plans, designs, executes, and evaluates the community and media relations, public affairs, mission expansion, employee communications and intergovernmental programs. The incumbent ensures that programs are implemented in compliance with the applicable public involvement and notification requirements (e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, National Environmental Policy Act). * Directs the formulation of responses, in written and oral form, to requests from local, state, and national media; stakeholders; special interest groups, and public officials. Responses can be highly controversial and complex in nature, and often require a detailed rebuttal and/or explanation to inaccurate or negative comments about NNSA activities or performance in particular situations. * Organizes, directs, and executes major public media events, e.g. visits by senior congressmen, the NNSA Administrator and other high-level officials * Responds to inquiries or defends agency actions with little or no preparation time; many issues are highly sensitive and controversial. The incumbent is responsible for the preparation of informational materials for use by LFO.Travel Required25% or less - Travel for this position is required at 25% or less.Supervisory statusNoPromotion Potential03 * Job family (Series)1035 Public AffairsSimilar jobs * Public Relations Specialists * Specialists, Public Relations * RequirementsHelpRequirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a United States Citizen. * This employer participates in the e-Verify program. * Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. * You must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance * This position requires Random Drug TestingOTHER REQUIREMENTS:More than one position may be filled from this vacancy announcement.Must pass a pre-employment drug test.Relocation expenses will not be paid.QualificationsSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower NNSA Demonstration Project pay band or GS grade level in the Federal service, i.e., NQ-02 or GS-12. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience communicating, promoting and/or defending the mission, policies and the budget of an organization through proactive outreach and sustainable relationship building with federal, state and local stakeholders, and with the public through the media.Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!* Skill in the application of a wide range of analytical and qualitative and/or quantitative methods in order to assess and improve the agency public affairs and outreach program effectiveness, and recommend plans for improvement of systems of complex processes and systems involved in the management of the agency public affairs function. * Skill in application of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of public communications, media relations, and outreach activities in order to plan, coordinate, and carry out such activities, and serve as the technical authority on such matters. * Skill in writing/editing documents, including reports, communications plans, briefings and presentations, functional descriptions, guidelines, special reports, and other project deliverables to meet communication requirements.Makes oral presentations in order to conduct meetings designed to obtain public input on program issues and develop a consensus position from among divergent viewpoints. * Establishing and fostering effective working relationships and interaction with a variety of audiences with differing levels of comprehension and interests including the media, and the general public "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience,Skill in the application of a wide range of analytical and qualitative and/or quantitative methods in order to assess and improve the agency public affairs and outreach program effectiveness, and recommend plans for improvement of systems of complex processes and systems involved in the management of the agency public affairs function.Time-in-Grade/Band: You must have completed 52 weeks in a position equivalent to the next lower band, i.e., NQ-02 or GS-12.CTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.Qualifications and eligibility requirements must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.EducationThere are no education requirements for this position. For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.For this position education cannot be substituted for experience.